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Dramatic Feuilleton

Personne [Wilkins, Edward G. P.]. "Dramatic Feuilleton." New York Saturday Press. 30 Apr. 1859: 2.
theater criticism

Personne discusses a performance by Alaima at the Academy of Music that he calls "a Massacre." This leads to a more detailed discussion of opera, singers, and upcoming events. Personne also notes how his columns are received by the rival opera critics in Cincinnati and Chicago. In addition to general theatrical news, Personne reports that A Midsummer Night's Dream is still a success at Laura Keene's and that he predicts it will play until the end of the season. The Dramatic Feuilleton is followed by a review of The Dark Hour Before the Dawn and a reprint of the "Preface" to the play by N. P. Willis.

People who Created this Work

Willis, Nathaniel author

Willis's "Prologue to The Dark Hour Before the Dawn" is reprinted following the Dramatic Feuilleton.

People Mentioned in this Work

Brougham, John [pages:2]

Personne claims that the singer Piccolomini reminds him of Brougham in the "variety of her talents." Personne also mentions Brougham's new farce with Walcot, Box and Cox (2).

Keene, Laura [pages:2]

Personne writes that her A Midsummer Night's Dream is still a success (2).

The Saturday Press [pages:2]

Personne writes about the reception of his "Dramatic Feuilletons" by critics in Chicago and Cincinnati (2).

Strakosch, Maurice and Max (brothers) [pages:2]

It is unclear which Strakosch the Chicago critic refers to (2).

Wallack's Lyceum [pages:2]

Personne mentions that Don Caesar de Bezan has been playing to crowded houses (2).

Wallack, John [pages:2]

Personne "puns" on the "'Life of General Houston' by Lester - Glory-and-Shame-Democratic-Age-Lester, not J. Wallack" (2).

Wilkins, Edward (Ned) [pages:2]

Personne is mentioned in a Chicago opera critic's discussion of the "Dramatic Feuilletons" on the Saturday Press (2).